Georgia, Azerbaijan ink gas deal

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Georgian Energy Minister Alexander Khetaguri signed an agreement with Azeri oil officials to establish a mechanism for gas imports from 2009, officials said.

Azerbaijan key to energy diversity

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Leaders in the state-run oil sector of Azerbaijan met Friday with U.S. commerce representatives to discuss oil export matters through major pipeline arteries.

Azerbaijan's SOCAR in talks with Hungary

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 8 (UPI) -- The president of the state-run oil company in Azerbaijan met with the Hungarian prime minister to discuss bilateral projects in the oil and natural gas sector.

SOCAR warms to Gazprom offer

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 3 (UPI) -- The State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan, SOCAR, said it is considering the offer made by Russian gas giant Gazprom for Azeri gas contracts.

Georgia to complete talks on gas imports

TBILISI, Georgia, March 17 (UPI) -- Georgia said it will end talks on import of Azerbaijani gas.

Analysis: Azeri-Kazakh energy cooperation

In a small but significant move, the Azeri government is reaching out to its Capsian neighbors Kazakhstan and Russia as the ongoing development there produces a financial windfall for all.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

Belarus eyes Iranian oil; SOCAR mulls investing in Romania; Gazprom to bid for Turkish project

UPI Energy Watch

Leaders of 5 nations to meet for Caspian summit

SOCAR to build refinery in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan will next year start building a $4 billion oil refinery in Ceyhan, Turkey.

New refinery adds to Ceyhan status

CEYHAN, Turkey, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Turkey is moving toward its goal of turning the port of Ceyhan into a hydrocarbons super-hub with a new deal for an Azeri-built oil refinery.

Azerbaijan, Russia dispute gas prices

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan has refused to buy natural gas from Russia if its prices remain at $235 per 1,000 cubic meters, Azerbaijan's state oil company said Tuesday.
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